Three scammers have cheated a businessman of Devichapada in Dombivli of Rs.11 lakh and 50 thousand by asking him to pay the first half of the fee for buying a vehicle, and then to process Rs.4 lakh for vehicle loan approval. After realizing this, the businessman has lodged a complaint at the Vishnunagar police station.
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The defrauded businessman has been identified as Prathamesh Bandu Mhatre (24, Res. Krishnakunj Society, Devichapada, Dombivli West). The names of the accused are Akshay Santosh Sutar, Hrithik Santosh Sutar (Rest. Avachit Wadi, Gavanpada, BB Phadke Marg, Mulund Paschim, Mumbai), Sumedh Sharad Somji (Rest. CIDCO Colony, Vilholi, Lekhanagar, Nashik). This type of fraud has taken place between September 2021 and March 2022.
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Police said, Prathamesh Mhatre wanted to buy a motor vehicle Ertiga. He contacted Akshay, Hrithik, employees of Unique Motors. Both of them asked Prathamesh to pay Rs 7 lakh 50 thousand through Google Pay and some amount through cheque. After paying this amount, the accused Sumedh asked the complainant Prathamesh Mhatre to take a loan of four lakhs from Swahni Motors Company for the purchase of a vehicle. After completing all the paperwork, Prathamesh started waiting for the car. Even after a year, the accused do not give the vehicle. They also refused to return the money. Prathamesh lodged a complaint at the Vishnunagar police station on Friday when he realized that he had been cheated by the accused. Police have started an investigation
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